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Stress in the Workplace

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Stress in the Workplace

Helping you deal with stress in the workplace

What can I do if I am suffering from stress at work?

Stress in the workplace is serious and the effects of stress often affect people mentally. If you are suffering from stress you must try and deal with these feelings early in order to try and nip any potential problems in the bud! Failure to do this will almost certainly mean that you are risking your health and job.

Consider whether you could raise your concerns with your manager or a member of Human Resources.  Review your employer’s company handbook to see if it contains any stress policies or a grievance policy. Is it the time to put matters in writing to your employer in order to ask for support? At times like this the above questions may not be easy ones to answer. If you are unsure of what to do for the best feel free to call us if you need help.

REMEMBER: employers have a legal duty to assess the risk of work related stress and to take measures to control these risks.

How can our Solicitors help?

We can advise you of what to do, whom to speak to and the type of things that you should say. If necessary we can help draft a grievance letter on your behalf if this is necessary. If you don’t feel able to do this we can talk to your employer on your behalf. We have years of experience in handling complex and sensitive issues. Do not suffer alone, call us today!

What can my employer do to help me?

There are many steps that an employer can take to assist you if you are suffering from workplace stress.  We can ask your employer to consider a number of options such as;

  • Carrying out full investigations under the Disciplinary and/or Grievance procedures;
  • a full workload review, reallocation of work and the monitoring of future workload;
  • potential redeployment to a more suitable role;
  • referral for medical advice/medical report to be provided by Occupational Health Department;
  • discussion about an appropriate return to work if the employee is on sickness absence.

Employers are often unaware that employees are suffering from workplace stress.  It is often the case that once employers become aware they help support the employee and matters are resolved.  Call us today so we can help!

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